[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]
I hope you have a long lunch break saved up, if not you may want to pretend this is a Sci-Fi Dinner Break, because Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy is a 70-minute long fan film made inside the world of the incredibly popular video game franchise. That's right, a feature-length, live-action fan film of one of the most insane science fiction games ever created, and the whole thing only cost roughly $13k to make.
Now before that budget scares you off, from what I've seen so far, the Italian gents behind the film have really learned how to stretch their dime. I've seen Syfy channel movies that look more claustrophobic and outdated than MGS:P does, so I'd say Hive Division deserve a ton of credit for their efforts. Is it the film fans of Hideo Kojima's always impressive series have been hoping for years? Probably not, but it's still a commendable undertaking that finds Solid Snake teaming up with a new organization, Philanthropy, whose goal is to stop Metal Gears all over the world.